128th Regiment, New York Infantry
The 128th regiment was organized at Hudson, Columbia County, and mustered in September 4, 1862.
They were mustered out at Savannah, Georgia, July 12, 1865. The regiment was also known as the "National Volunteers" and/or "Monitors".
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 128th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 16 August 2012).
The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 128th Infantry Regiment.
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 128th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.
See more historical facts and monument information at the Historical Marker Database.
128th New York Infantry article on Wikipedia gives a brief history of the unit, including places served, battles fought, and commanders.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.
Company A - principally recruited from Hudson, Ghent, Chatham, Austerlitz, New Lebanon, Canaan, Germantown and Claverack, all of Columbia County
Company B - principally recruited from Washington, Amenia, Dover, Pawling, North East, Stanford and Pine Plains, all of Dutchess County
Company C - principally recruited from Rhinebeck, Milan, Red Hook, Clinton, Stanford and Hyde Park, all of Dutchess County
Company E - principally recruited from Kinder-hook, Chatham, Valatie, Hillsdale and Austerlitz, all of Columbia County
Company G - principally recruited from Stuyvesant, Hudson, Ancram, Cler-mont,Taghkanick, Gallatin, Claverack, New Lebanon, Stockport, Ghent and Hillsdale, all of Columbia County
Company H - principally recruited from Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Beekman, all of Dutchess County
Company I - principally recruited from Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line)
- Hanaburgh, David Henry. History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Regiment, New York Volunteers, U.S. Infantry in the late Civil War (Washington [District of Columbia]: Library of Congress, Photo duplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1486490and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992)FHL Fiche 6083831
- Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, Albany: J.B. Lyon, 1912. FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL|187084|item|disp=FHL film 1486494-1486496}}
- Smith, James. A Resume of the services of the 128th Regiment, New York Volunteers, from Sept. 4, '62, to Jan. 1, '64, with a list of losses. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083830
- The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. ,FHL book 973 M2ua
- United States. Army. A Resume of the services of the 128th Regiment, New York Volunteers, from Sept. 4, '62, to Jan. 1, '64, with a list of losses, Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1992(originally published: Baton Rouge, La.: Gazette and Comet Book and Job Office, 1864).FHL fiche 6083830
- Van Alstyne, Lawrence.Diary of an enlisted man. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083832 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994) FHL Fiche 6118621 and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1986), FHL film 1486531
- Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 128th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/128thInf/128thInfMain.htm (accessed 9 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).